Countdown to Prince George's birthday: magical milestones from his first year

The first 12 months of a baby's life are full of exciting milestones – the first smile, first laugh, first tooth – every week brings something new. As he approaches his first birthday, Prince George has lived all of these, like any other tot his age.

However, being a royal baby – the little future King has a list of unique milestones which distinguish him from others of his generation. First visit from the Queen, debut in front of the world's press or first official portrait – these events are certainly not about to be written down in baby books across the UK by proud parents keen to record their child's first year of life.



As the countdown to George's 22 July birthday begins, HELLO! Online takes a look at the significant firsts already experienced by the little Prince and his parents Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, neé Kate Middleton.